Beware vendors of art without expertise

Beware vendors of art without expertise

Beware of vendors who offer works of art without the current expertise and use only old labels of reputable galleries to support authenticity.

Straight Talk; Commissions and the Financial Efficiency of Alan Klinkhoff Gallery

Straight Talk; Commissions and the Financial Efficiency of Alan Klinkhoff Gallery

Would you give your property he sells for a total invoice of $5,000,000 to someone who is earning a commission of 20% or more (auction) if you recognized a trustworthy option for the same total sale value and the total commission is 8% ( = private treaty sale with Alan Klinkhoff Gallery) ?

Sale of Hewton was Rare Chance to Own a Canadian School Masterpiece

Sale of Hewton was Rare Chance to Own a Canadian School Masterpiece

Randolph Stanley Hewton, R.C.A. (1888-1960) “Village on the Lower St. Lawrence”, c. 1925 Oil on canvas, 50″ x 57″ Hewton was one of three guests to show in first Group of Seven exhibition In Canadian art, the number of collectible artists is limited and, at least as concerns the 19th Century greats and those up […]

Important Canadian Art Releases January 27

Important Canadian Art Releases January 27

M.A. Fortin (1888-1970) | Gaspé Landscape with Small Fishing Boats | Oil  28.1/4 x 36.1/4 in. On Friday, January 27, Galerie Walter Klinkhoff will be opening an exhibition of our latest releases of Important Canadian Art. The special exhibition and sale will be posted online at approximately 12pm, with select works on view at the […]

Alan Klinkhoff Responds to Inaccurate Toronto Star Report

Alan Klinkhoff Responds to Inaccurate Toronto Star Report

Tweet On Saturday, November 27, 2011 the Toronto Star printed the article “Art auction brings couple $70000 lifeline”, which is reproduced in part at the bottom of this page (but not available online). Galerie Walter Klinkhoff submitted the following correction to the editor: Your article “Art Auction Brings Couple $70,000 Lifeline” is inaccurate and offers […]

Canadian Art Market Review Summer 2011

Canadian Art Market Review Summer 2011

“Window on Georgian Bay, McGregor Bay”, 1933, one of Arthur Lismer’s true masterpieces Summer saw heightened interest in post-war figurative, emphasis on historical validation Not that many years ago for us and likely for many of our colleagues as well, summer was traditionally a season spent planning and then waiting for clients to return in […]

Auction? That’s no way to sell a precious painting.

Auction? That’s no way to sell a precious painting.

On the rare occasion that greatness met scarcity at the art auctions, even previously less celebrated artists shone, including Jacques De Tonnancour. The excellent De Tonnancour landscape (1960) featured above is offered for sale at Galerie Walter Klinkhoff High buy-in rates and oversupply hammer spring Canadian art auctions Did you see this written by Globe […]

Few Surprises at Canadian Auction, but Critical Questions for Sellers

Few Surprises at Canadian Auction, but Critical Questions for Sellers

The market for Sam Borenstein paintings continued to strengthen, powered by a taste for great paintings with strong colours and instant impact. “Rue St. Paul, Montreal”, pictured above, will soon be released for sale by Galerie Walter Klinkhoff. Vancouver auction review On Tuesday night in Vancouver, Eric, Alan and I attended the first of the […]

Comparing offers from galleries and auction houses

Comparing offers from galleries and auction houses

The former owners of the important Jean Dallaire, “Queen Bee”, c. 1957 elected to consign the painting to our fixed-price gallery, rather than assume the financial risks of auction, risks that would likely have been almost entirely theirs. Canadian art on consignment: The numbers, the quality and “the mystery box” Our fixed price art gallery […]

October 15 Canadian Art Sale Invitation to Sell or Consign

October 15 Canadian Art Sale Invitation to Sell or Consign

Maximize value with a financial guarantee! By selling to/through Klinkhoff in our October 15 sale, you: sell with little competition from comparable works available elsewhere which may distract potential buyers (e.g. in November when auction catalogues flood the market with supply!) receive a financial guarantee representing the amount of money you will net.* payment upon […]